California is still in a drought. But there are some dramatic signs of improvement -- especially if you look at some of the state's most important reservoirs. Months of rain and snow in the Sierra region have done much to replenish the reservoirs, which are a key source water for the state.
Now, officials are increasing releases of water from the lakes.
Here are some images of what's going on:
Here are some dramatic photos of how much water Lake Folsom has gained in recent months. The lake was dangerously dry a year ago but has seen an impressive revival.
Shasta is one of California's most important reservoirs, providing water for large parts of the state. It's also doing very well.
03.21.16— $tu boo (@stuelise) March 22, 2016
Shasta dam pic.twitter.com/t5038KtvLK
This is also a key source of water, and is also coming back to life.
Lake Oroville hits flood control limit, may have to release water (82' in 1 mo!) via Chico …/buff.ly/1PpczuD pic.twitter.com/rq4YKtSOcg— Tim Johnson (@timflyfisher) March 22, 2016
Another angle of the water release this morning at the Oroville Dam. DWR opened the spillway around 9:30 and they plan to keep the outflow going for six days. KRCR News Channel 7Posted by Stephanie Barnes on Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lake Oroville's amazing compback. Courtesy Mark Tamayo pic.twitter.com/jncME51EbA— Bill Martin (@BillMartinKTVU) March 17, 2016
Updated at 11:45 a.m. with additional photos from Folsom and a map from Shasta.
Updated at 11 a.m. with additional photos and videos from Shasta and Oroville.
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